SUMMARY: Performs contract review analysis and notifies vendors of any conflict with contracted tier pricing or compliance-related issues, maintains contract data base. Educates Purchasing Specialists on accessing all applicable contracts to ensure the highest level of cost savings. Maintains Contract Management database for purchased services, blanket orders and standing orders and issues purchase orders consistent with contract terms and conditions.
REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management or related field. Minimum two (2) years Purchasing experience required. Preferred experience includes a minimum three (3) years GPO contracts, purchasing and vendor product knowledge preferably in the healthcare field.
Ability to work independently and professionally within the organization.
Must have organizational and work planning skills to manage independent projects.
Analytical skills necessary to develop and execute a variety of financial and operational analyzes.
Ability to communicate both oral and written complex technical issues in a clear concise manner to individuals in writing and to communicate ideas, conclusions, etc. orally to all levels of the organization.
Problem solving skills to manage day to day challenges and develop and execute long term improvement.
Competent in the use of Excel, MSWord and Lawson (ERP) and other database programs needed to perform job duties.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Chil...dren’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units achieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids.
In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.